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Bengaluru: Is Karnataka state moving towards total liquor ban?


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, No 9: Although there had been mention on certain occasions about possibility of enforcing liquor ban in Karnataka because of its adverse affect on health, family life and quality of life, the proposal had not gained enough attention to start a public debate. But now there are indications that the government is positively considering this proposal seriously.

Speaking to media persons at Bagalkot on Wednesday November 8, state excise minister, R B Thimmapur, informed that a delegation from the state has been deputed to Bihar to study the liquor ban enforced in that state. He said that the delegation will study the modus operandi and ground reality connected with liquor ban there and then submit a report directly to the chief minister about its findings.

"A delegation comprising 15 to 20 members has been dispatched to Bihar to take stock of the liquor ban enforced there and the law passed in that context. The delegation will also study the economic and social changes brought about in Bihar after liquor ban was affected. I do not have many details about this exercise," the minister said.

There has been persistent demand for bringing about liquor ban as consumption of liquor has been known to create financial crisis, spoiling of family relationships and addicts taking to crime to finance their addiction. The government might eye to the women's vote bank by undertaking this measure as womenfolk are the worst affected class of the society that has been hearing the brunt of liquor consumption by men. One calculation that this measure may bring votes for the ruling party.

Considering that financial impact on the government will be very huge, and also that liquor ban might also earn the wrath of large number of males, apart from the likelihood of locally brewed hooch taking over the place of liquor and spoiling the health of people, it has to be seen how will the government go about its plan to place ban on liquor in Karnataka. There are reports that Bihar has been facing financial down-slide on account of liquor ban and it has to be seen whether Karnataka will take this risk and lose a major source of government revenue.

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  • neil sequeira, URWA

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    this is a time when people would love to sing

    HUTTIDARE KANNADA NADDAL HUTTABEKU
    kUDILIKE COUNTRY SARAI KUDIYABEKU

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    What type of minister is this ? A committee under his dept has gone to Bihar
    and here he says he has no idea what they r doing /details of this committee
    "Katte kayudu" minister

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    It seems Karnataka is heading for self destruction by making this blunder.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    @GANGARAM, Mangalore
    "NO MATTER WHICH PARTY WE SUPPORT IN DAIJI FORUM...WE ALL SHOULD BE UNITED AGAINST LIQUOR BAN...CHEERS"
    I am there any time.
    I am a living example.
    Well maintained.

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  • Pappu, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Get Mallya Back in business.
    If liquor ban then all should vote for AAP.

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  • santhu, Mumbai/Udupi

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Mission Impossible

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  • GANGARAM, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    NO MATTER WHICH PARTY WE SUPPORT IN DAIJI FORUM...WE ALL SHOULD BE UNITED AGAINST LIQUOR BAN...CHEERS

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Gundu ki party mein Gundu ban kaise?

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Mujhe pine kaa shauk nahee, Pita hu GST aur demonetisation bhulane ko.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore /Bangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Tho thum mein serious problem hai ... Pio..pio..

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    If Congress bans liquor in the state then it will never back come into power. A word of advise to Siddaramaiah and Rahul Gandhi of Indian National Congress, Don't mess around with the liquor policy as it will be the final nail in your political coffin and the end of INC in your fortress.

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  • Pinto, BLR

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Don't make the mistake of banning liquor. Government will loose both. Excise revenue & votes.

    Let those who want to go high or those who prefer to stay dry....let the option be open.

    If you ban country liquor may result in many more deaths. You can't control it.

    Gujarat is best example. It is banned. But, available everywhere !!!

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  • Kumar, Kinnigoli

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    YES. IN GUJARAT ALL POLICE INSPECTORS ARE SUPER RICH.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    To get relief from the bad effects of demonetization/GST & soaring prices, few pegs is a good medicine. Adjust your budget accordingly.

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  • Flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    we should focus on educating the ill helaths of drinking and ensure youth are not getting into this habit too early and getting addicted .
    Shops should /bars should not allow nor sell any students below 21 years any liqor and if they are caught fines should be high ..

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    ಬಾರ್-ಡ್ ಮಿಕ್ಸ್ ತಿಕ್ಕುಂಡ್. ಎಕ್ಸ್ಯಾಸ್ ದಕ್ಕುಲೆಕ್ ಕಾಸೆ, ಕಾಸ್.

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  • Flavian, Mangalauru/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Only alcohol can get rid of all the bad effects (mande becha) of demonetization, GST, hight prices of fuel or other commodities etc. Work out your budget accordingly. If mutton is costly, mange with some dry nuts!

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  • Rocks, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    No comments... farak nahin padcha!

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    WHAT HAPPEND IN KERALA LIQUOR BAN..?THIS WILL BRING 5 VOTE AND U WILL LOSS 15 VOTE.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    b4 jeevan was rss. now congress will try 2 drink black or white dog.

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  • NITIN, KODAGU

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    we all those who live in karnataka much more educated than Gujrat and hence we know how much we have to drink. so liquor ban is not advised.

    banning liquor doenst make one state developed .

    karnataka is much more developed and developing compare to any other states in india and it has created its own name in world map.

    so general public strongly advise not to ban liquor in karnataka.

    for your own political benefit and for vote bank dont spoil the karnataka economy same as noteban flop show.

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  • Dhaval Jhaveri, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    A nation or a society can not be built on bans...Those who are asking for a ban should first be made well aware of the evil of bans. Let us look at the world around us. Which countries have banned liquor, namely Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq etc...Which countries have no ban on liquor or have removed the ban namely are the United States of America, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, England etc...Which countries are more developed??...Which countries produce citizens with better morale values???...Which countries are less corrupt???...Which countries produce terrorists???..The answers to these questions are all known to the educated & sensible class of people. Hence those who are asking for the ban on liquor should be made aware of these facts and figures...India too is no stranger to these so called 'bans'...Long ago we had a similar ban in the undivided state of Maharashtra & Gujarat..This gave rise to a mafia called Varadrajan whose henchmen were Haji Mastan & Karim Lala who were the biggest underworld dons in those days..eventually it paved way for a person called Dawood Ibrahim who was working with Haji Mastan...today Dawood Ibrahim is a very big threat to our country...Have we not had enough of these bans..Instead why don't we focus on better things like eradicating poverty, creating more latrines in villages thus making the village defacation free, create more jobs opportunities, create better infrastructure, work towards uninterrupted power supply in rural & urban areas, create public awareness on social evils like the caste system, dowry, female infanticide etc...

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Is it posturing up to the coming assembly elections? Give the reason of HOOCH, smuggling etc to make another U turn and come back to the same place.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    @ David Pais, Mangalore

    Good suggestion/information indeed.

    What about Gin ?

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Go through google you will get all information of benefits from Liquor.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Liquor causes adverse effect on health, family life and quality of life. If that is so then we should completely ban Religion as it kills more people than Liquor and destroys family life and quality of life if a bread winner is killed due to terror. It is good to have both spirit "Holy Spirit" and "Hi-Spirit" and it is necessary to keep both spirit balanced like two sides of the balance sheet "Assets and Liabilities". So ban both religion and liquor.

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  • Desmond, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Every state has the option to create something new , here is Karnataka's chance to do so if they wish.
    like how we issue AAdhar cards and ration cards , produce your PAN card , and with a sustainable income you should be issued a Liquor card where you can buy liquor , they have even done it for LPG , so why not this

    if you choose you can link it to your AAdhar or PAN to reduce malpractice

    Way back in the Gulf that was the only way they would ensure that liquor was not freely sold and was not made available to certain religions and locals , you had to be a expat

    total ban is NOT possible , you will still get what you want through a mafia , so its better to provide and make available liquor to the affordable if , that is if you are really concerned that low income people are wasting their income on liquor .

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Certainly there are wise ways to discourage consumption such as using breathalyzers for drivers and bikers,closing bar at 9 p.m ,advertising on the bad effects of excessive drinking in the social media,severe punishment for students.complete banning is not the proper think to do.If complete banning then any one can tell me what is the fun in life.

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  • NITIN, KODAGU

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    dont make kartanaka Gujrat by banning liquor.

    please understand that we chose leader not to decide our eating and drinking habbit.

    however we elect people to see that those who drink and eat should not harm society.

    so if someone drink and eat and then harm society then he should be punished for that better police department should be recruited.

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  • Amith, USA

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    I think, Siddu and his Chelas like KhaderBai, Thimmapur, DK, Bava becoming "BARA BARUTTA RAYANA KUDURE KATTE AAYITHU"!!!!! First CONTROVERSIAL & NON-IMPOTENCE TIPPU JAYANTI AND NOW IDEA OF LIQUOR BAN. It's looks like- need chair from Congress working for BJP, following SMK's footsteps!!!!!!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Benefits of Alcohol:
    Rum - Cures Soar Throat.
    Tequila -Regulates Cholesterol
    Red Wine - Cures Hypertension
    Whiskey - Helps in Weight loss.
    Brandy - Slow Down Ageing.
    Champagne - Boosts Heart Health
    Vodka - Cures Tooth Aches.
    Beer -Boosts Brain Power.

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  • Jeevan, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    How can anyone drink black dog whiskey, by that name i was thinking as if we are drinking dogs blood.

    I quit,, bye bye black dog

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    HAHAH..JEEVAN BHAI KABHI BLACK DOG WHISKY KA BOTTLE DEKHA KYA ?

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  • sampath, India

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Mix it and make your own brand and drink...

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  • vgb, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    TELL THIS TO THE FAMILIES DESTROYED MAYBE THOUSANDS???

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    It's only a proposal due to forthcoming Assembly elections.
    Banning liquor ok, but you cannot put a full stop to the habitual or social drinker’s habit. When legal alcohol goes out of the selves, there could be so many different ways & means to substitute. The losses due to excise revenue, employment and people addicting to other means of getting the pleasure will do more harm than gains achieved by liquor ban. Also, big effect on social functions, and other fun & enjoyment events.

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  • Antony, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Hum chod chale hain daaru ko, gabraaye kabhi tho math rona.

    I quit liquor, now i feel that iam a man,

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Chief Minister Siddharamaiah may announce two Bhagyas.

    1) For Vegetarians - ONE COW BHAGYA TO EVERY HOUSE.
    2) For Non-Vegetarians - BEEF BHAGYA AT A CHEEP RATE.

    HOW IS ABOVE NO PAIN AND GOOD GAIN.

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  • SB, Mlore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    I know Cheap, but Please explain what is this "Cheep" beef ?

    By any chance...Bow Bow Beef!

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    When cows population is more, Beef will be more.

    Learn Economics,
    You are busy with 24X7 ModiComics.

    Demand more Prices will Increase.
    Demand less Prices will decrease.

    Automatically when the cows are more in the market more cattle is available for butchers.

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  • P. Shirish kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Cattle mentality

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  • SB, Mlore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Commonsenomic says that ..

    Ox meat is also Beef
    Buffalo meat is also Beef.
    Still dono what is "Cheep" Beef

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  • SB, Mlore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Not Cattle. It's Pidi Mentality.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Baratiya Jaanuvar Party has not done anything to humans. They are interested only for cows.

    24X7 COW, COW, BOW, BOW MENTALITY.

    INDIA IS MODIFIED INTO COW GOVERNMENT'S CATTLE CLASS GOVERNANCE.

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  • munna a h, nitte karla

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Fully supported. I want to see my state, SAME LIKE GUJARAT...Totally developed like Gujarat.

    If we make our liquor free, soon we will have a PM from Karnataka.

    Chaiwala born in Gujarath.
    Daruwala yet to born.

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  • Lloyd Dsouza, Surathkal

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    State like Karnataka where tourism & international companies have rigged their tents deep here, may fall into economy crisis.
    If govt. Really supported liqour ban then y did they gave petitions to court for reopening of liqour shops near highways? Why was Karnataka govt. So keen to reopen liqour shops & extend pub, bar timings till 1 am?..... Instead of baning liqour better to give knowledge of liqour effects to health make it compulsory from schools ...... People who really want to stop drinking may stop, orelse there is no way to stop people drinking by banning it.

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Then Baba will bring Patanjali DharuSutras.

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  • rithesh, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Pathanjali somarasa

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    free liquor, cheap liquor to the poor and now liquor ban... what an yedabidangi government in the state!!

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  • D. S., Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    political parties distribute liquor to get votes. There's no way it will be banned.

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  • Nithya, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Till when ? Elections?

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  • John R Lobo, Kaikamba / Dubai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    If Govt implement ban then entire Revenue will goes to all Politicians, Police, Goond' s, and Political Parties treasury Via Illicit / gray market or Smuggling from Goa / Mahe / Andra Pradhesh.

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  • Dilip, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Ridiculous! Responsible drinking is never harmful.

    There are worse evils in the form of cigarettes and drugs. Also irresponsible drivers on roads.

    These are more a threat to life than alcohol. Take actions to get rid of these unwanted sources. Only then talk about alcohol.

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